Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Great {preschool} Graduate

Thing 1 "graduated" from preschool last week.
I still can't believe I'm going to have a child in an actual school building with a playground and those big, heavy, metal double doors this fall.
Let's not think about that right now.

Her school put on a lovely little program, and I was so happy that she got to sit in the very front row so we could all get a great view.

Her line was "A pot, and some soil, and a small flower seed"

Singing "Mr. Sun"

Doing the ah ah ah ah part of "If all the rain drops were lemon drops and gum drops"
{Jane sings along to that part, as well.....very loudly}

The Caterpillar Conga
Aaaaaaand then my camera battery died.  I know.  I'm a great mom for not checking it earlier in the day.
I sure do love this kid and I can't believe how big she is.
She lost a tooth, with a second one leaving any day now.
She reads words that are so big and I can't believe how smart she is.
She does little math problems all day long and loves to add and subtract.
She puts on her own shoes, and is determined to learn how to tie them herself.
She is constantly asking questions about how things work and why, and I have to remind myself that it's good and not the most annoying thing ever.
She will still cuddle me sometimes.....but only if I tickle her back.
She wants to be a princess and live at Disneyland when she grows up.
She randomly gives me hugs and kisses all day long and tells me she loves me.
She is always saying that things are the best ever - "this is the best dinner ever, Mom!", "this is the best day ever", "this is my favorite outfit ever!"
When I give her choices, she is always asking what I would choose - she is very much a people pleaser.
She is so wonderful and good and sometimes I feel like my heart is going to just burst right out of my chest because I love her so much.


Jennie-O said...

I love it!! Lauren is going to be a super awesome kindergartener!! Our preschool graduation is tomorrow, and I may cry, a little. Cheers to summer, let's play!!

Jennie said...

Just wait, it gets better and better. I love being a mom. It just makes my heart swell when they do cute things like this.

The Byers Family said...

Love this post! I love all your posts but ones like this will mean oh so much when she's a teenager and you're wondering why you had kids (Not that I know about that...) and you'll read back through these posts and remember that one day she used to want to be princess and that your heart felt like it would burst out of your chest with love (even though your brain might feel like it will explode out of your head if you have to see your teen roll their eyes like you're the dumbest person alive). Anyway, trust me, you'll love looking back through your posts one day and you'll miss the sweet little things they did or wanted... As always, thanks for sharing!

Kristy said...

I'm glad you got some pictures, i couldn't go to the program, i was sad i missed it. Out of all your pictures, i can't see my niece!! Where the heck is she?? I will have to see if my sister got pictures. Anyways, i just may cry at Aivree's program, they grow to fast!

Mindy said...

I've basically had caterpillar conga in my head for a month! That song is catchy and Gavin knows all the moves. I think I sing it better than the guy:) Lauren is a totally genius. I love that one close up picture of her on the CD, so cute.